Everything Is Just Beginning by Erin Bartels is told from the point of view of the main character Michael Sullivan. Although Michael really likes music, he is very self-critical and has a low self esteem, traits with which many people can identify. Even before he begins his story, the reader may sympathize with all the hardships he has already faced. When he has nowhere else to turn, he moves in with the twin brother of his dad. Quite ironically, he was named after his uncle. That may be all they have in common. After accepting an invitation intended for his uncle, Michael meets the Wheeler family. Natalie Wheeler, another one of the main characters, is a character most everyone will like from the very beginning. She too has obstacles to overcome. Unlike Michael, she does not lack self confidence. Her family has a lot to contribute to the story line as well. There are many underlying lessons to be gained and many opportunities for second chances throughout this book. If you have ever had someone in your life that really made a difference in making you the person you have become, this book will truly speak to you. It is a most enjoyable read.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher.